Ch 6: Glencoe Pre-Algebra Chapter 6: Ratio, Proportion and Similar Figures

About This Chapter

The Ratio, Proportion and Similar Figures chapter of this Glencoe Pre-Algebra Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with ratio, proportion and similar figures. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Ratio, Proportion and Similar Figures textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Ratio, Proportion and Similar Figures chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the ratio, proportion and similar figures topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Ratios, rates and proportions
  • Unit conversions
  • How to apply scale factors to similar figures' area, perimeter and volume
  • Identifying and using similar triangles
  • Dilations in math

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8 Lessons in Chapter 6: Glencoe Pre-Algebra Chapter 6: Ratio, Proportion and Similar Figures
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Ratios & Rates: Definitions & Examples

1. Ratios & Rates: Definitions & Examples

If we have two items, or two numbers, and we want to compare them, what language can we use? How do we write the comparison? Find out as we learn about ratios and rates in this lesson.

Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis

2. Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis

How is solving a chemistry problem like playing dominoes? Watch this lesson to find out how you can use your domino skills to solve almost any chemistry problem.

Proportion: Definition, Application & Examples

3. Proportion: Definition, Application & Examples

When we want to compare one ratio, or fraction, to another equivalent ratio, it's a proportion. Learn all about proportions and practice solving proportion problems in this lesson.

Calculations with Ratios and Proportions

4. Calculations with Ratios and Proportions

Even if only 99 out of 100 people need to know how to work with ratios, the odds that they'll be useful to you are very high. In this lesson, we'll practice performing calculations with ratios and proportions.

Applying Scale Factors to Perimeter, Area, and Volume of Similar Figures

5. Applying Scale Factors to Perimeter, Area, and Volume of Similar Figures

How do shapes change sizes yet retain their proportions and similarities to other shapes? In this lesson, we'll look at what a scale factor is and how to apply it. We'll consider scale factors with regards to three different aspects of similar shapes: perimeter, area and volume.

How to Construct and Interpret a Scale Map

6. How to Construct and Interpret a Scale Map

This lesson will explain what a scale map is and how it represents two different things on the map expressed as a ratio. This lesson will also demonstrate the steps needed to create a scale map from any ordinary map.

How to Identify Similar Triangles

7. How to Identify Similar Triangles

Similar triangles have the same characteristics as similar figures but can be identified much more easily. Learn the shortcuts for identifying similar triangles here and test your ability with a quiz.

Applications of Similar Triangles

8. Applications of Similar Triangles

Similar triangles are used to solve problems in everyday situations. Learn how to solve with similar triangles here, and then test your understanding with a quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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